This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, May 26 2019 2:00 PM UTC +00:00.
youmate.media is a company that is developing a music platform app (youmate) for passionate musicians as well as those who simply enjoy music. Set to be released in 2019, youmate will set the music trend and help artists and musicians establish their online presence while also being able to market their songs/albums in an instant.
You can expect the basic music platform system capabilities of apps like SoundCloud and enjoy aspects of social media apps like Instagram. Users will be able to set the price of their own music with the assurance that most of the music profits will be given to them.
Endless improvements will be implemented following the release of youmate. We are always eager to hear feedback on all aspects of the app to ensure we deliver quality service and maximise the satisfaction of our user base.
How it works
youmate will have 5 tabs as explained below.
Songs: Music, including your own, will be shown on the feeds of other users all over the world. From there, listening or downloading these songs will be simple. Any information about the song provided by the artist will be available to view. Purchasing and selling is also an option. You will be able to set the price of your own songs and albums as you see fit.
Artists: You will be able to see various artists from all around the world in an interface similar to that of other social media applications. You will be able to search for artists that you are interested in, find them and view their profile page. Express yourself by listening to other people’s songs, commenting and showing your interest/support.
Upload: Will I only be able to upload songs that have been mixed and mastered well? Wouldn’t it be great if I could upload any of my own unique music and share it, reaching out to any person in the world who might be interested in it then make money with that as an artist?” This thought becomes a reality with youmate. Just like other social media platforms you will be able to upload images, hashtags and captions along with your music before setting the price you want.
Play: What kind of artists do you have in your playlist? Whether you’re serious about making music or you make music in your spare time as a hobby, upload whatever you’ve created! That song that you upload could be the next thing to play in the Play list of someone that you could never have reached before. Songs that you purchase will be downloaded to your Play list so you can listen to your favourite tunes on the go without an internet connection. Haven’t purchased it yet? You can still save the songs and stream them with your internet-connected device.
Profile: Create your own (album cover style) profile. What kind of artist are you? What genre of music do you create? What instruments do you play? Do you have an upcoming performance? Looking to plan one soon? Create a profile to introduce yourself and form relationships with your fans as well as other artists. Make money by sharing and selling your music to people all around the world. You will be able to see who bought your music and who may be interested in it.
youmate is a service developed to target musicians, containing all of the things that a musician would want through just one app. It is intuitive with a simple design and easily accessible UI. Users can share and sell their music in a simple and fun way, utilising the social media-like aspects of the application.
Progress and Goal
youmate is a service that has been created for musicians with over three years of planning and development. The goal was to help musicians make more money for the art that they created than ever before. It is in its latter stages of development, and although it will be developed on its own without investment, we have established this crowdfunding campaign to ensure security and stability at launch and to benefit users who adopt early.
Post-release, we will continue to improve the services whilst keeping the best interests of musicians at heart. Today many content-creators are monetising their material on the internet and turning a profit, and the sphere will be the same for musicians in the near future. youmate has been created for this reason and will continue to provide a better music experience for all musicians. With enough participation and support we expect the platform to grow rapidly and become a must-have for all musicians.
When and Where
youmate will be globally available on the App Store in June-July 2019. The Android version of the app will follow after testing on the iOS.
The business model of youmate is based on the revenues and commissions made from the purchasing/selling of music between its users. Users are able to set the price of their own music and earn money when sales are made. youmate will only be receiving 10% of the selling user’s revenue with 90% going straight to the selling user. You will also be able to utilise advertisements as well as sponsorships on the app in some form in the future.
When you pledge
(1) 100% Return: youmate takes 10% of your song revenue and the remaining 90% is given to you. However, backers of this crowdfunding campaign will have the benefit of not having to pay any of the 10% commission and will be entitled to 100% of the payment. You can apply this benefit at any time.
- Pledge $5: One-time use for full payment / 5-year validity period
- Pledge $25: Unlimited usage / 5-year validity period
- Pledge $100: Unlimited usage / No Expiration / 100 people limit
(2) Top searches: Your music and profile will be showcased in the top searches at any desired time period.
- Pledge $5: 1 week (168 hrs)
- Pledge $25: 3 months
(3) Logo: We will put your image in rotation for the images used in the logo (anyone can apply). Your images will be displayed wherever the logo is used. The logo appears on the app icon, app launch screen, web page and email.
- Pledge $100: 3 months / 100 people limit
(4) Angel Investment: For those of you that are interested in this project, feel like you need this service, or you just simply feel like you want to invest, please deposit any amount in “Make a pledge without a reward”. We will strive to be a service that can help musicians and the world.
How to pledge
Step 1: Read through the pledge levels and rewards we're offering in the right sidebar of this page.
Step 2: Click the large, green "BACK THIS PROJECT" button to the right of the trailer video at the top of this page.
Step 3: Enter your pledge amount and complete the steps, filling in your information. This process takes just a few seconds. Thank you for backing!
Risks and challenges
The following two points are the potential challenges that this service could face:
1. The release date of the Android version of the app.
We are planning on releasing the Android app two months after the iOS release but there may be a chance that additional time will be needed.
2. Number of users in the early stages following the apps release.
Music platforms and social media applications are made fun and effective by their large userbases and as of this moment we cannot estimate how many people will pick up this app early on.
Despite this challenge and regardless of the number of users we have, we are unchanging in our stance on delivering on our promises and the best service possible to our users.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter